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Rocket practice

What we know about this image :

A small crowd watches rocket practice at Seaton Carew in 1888. This was a means of saving life from shipwreck by firing lines. The lines could be secured on a vessel and used either to get a lifeboat closer or to pull those aboard to safety, usually on a cradle.

Date (of image) : 1888

Donor : Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham

Creator : James Whitehead Pattison

Part of the "Pattison's Photographs" collection


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